Japanese Katana VS European Longsword - Samurai sword VS Knight Broadsword


Japanese Katana VS European Longsword - Samurai sword VS Knight Broadsword.



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  • Aprialdano

    I don't know but I think the Long Sword looks Made In China in this video

  • King T'challa

    But can it penetrate the Nokia 3310 old version armor?

  • Alexander Kim

    BUT NOBODY GOES TO WAR AGAINST ICE CUBE!

  • Alex Jones

    This guy might secretly be the greatest internet troll who has ever lived.

  • Felix K.

    This test is (scientifically) totally inaccurate

  • Jesse Watt

    God, so much false information in the comments section. Neither sword was ever meant to cut through, or pierce, plate or laminate armour. Both sword types weighed roughly the same, with the same level of sharpness. No, katanas are not sharper because they are folded. Folding only removes the impurities in the Japanese steel, which the Europeans did not have to worry about due to their steel being of a higher base quality.Both sword types were designed to be utilised against an opponents weakly armoured areas, namely the groin, neck, armpits and joints. Swords just could not penetrate plate, or laminate, armour, and they didn't even try to do so. That is why war hammers and picks existed, because they were ideal for crushing or piercing plate respectively.Which would win, would come down to the tactical situation at the time, and if a one-on-one fight was to occur, the better swordsman would win.

  • Jonesy Wales

    Junk quality Longsword!

  • Super T Rev

    Didn't know all of Europe only used one sword. Interesting history lesson.You kept slashing items with the base of the longsword. Try the business end next time. And try sharpening it first.

  • Delirious Rabbit

    5:20 we broke some serious ribs there buddy, lmao ribs aren’t there5:45 well no question about it he just lost an arm and hear, some intestines??? When were my intestines up there,

  • The Duke

    Cheaply made long sword and why is R Lee Ermey swinging it. No offense to the late great gunny, but hes a marine, trained in rifles, pistols, bayonets, and combat knives, swords of any length or style are outside his field of expertise. Also, leather armor? At no point in midevil history or earlier did people use leather armor, most people used thick gambeson, which is like a very thick fabric coat. Long swords, if historically accurate are designed to penetrate thick layers, however, this plate armor is completely fake, no sword, and I do mean NO SWORD can penetrate plate armor. Only a gun can do that. The only way to beat someone with plate armor is to either stab the joints where openings may exist or to use the hand guard and pummel to both in their armor until its dented and begins to harm them more, this is why pummeling is synonymous with getting the shit kicked out of you.

  • et 37

    Full Metal Jacket Intensifies

  • Devil

    Simple answer for those who don't know much about swords: The longsword is the far superior weapon. This video comparison is highly unrealistic.

  • Physiology Shark

    What about Japanese Katana Vs Star Wars Lightsaber? :vEdit : HOW DID I GET 120 LIKES IN 2 MONTHS??!!

  • Squirrel Poweh

    America using history from other country's, because no history of there own, except genocide of a native people. 😂😂

  • To Kre

    I will tell now a few reason why a good longsword is better than the Katana in actual combat situations .1. The Longsword is longer so you can deal much more damage to an armored enemy and you can fight him out of a specific distance.2. The Longsword has more durability than the Katana ... the Katana disformes really fast when you hit a target with too much power but can't cut it why a longsword wouldn't get affectet by this .3. Both weapons can be sharpend to the same sharpness .4. The Longswords were made out of better steal .5. while there is only one way to handle a katana effective in combat you have a lot of ways to handle a longsword because of it's design ... here an exampel ... if you can't penetrate the enemies armor or kill him otherwise you can simply use your sword as a sledgehammer you even can destroy other weapons like swords with a longsword while a katana would disform and so on not be able for military usage anymore .6. You can't use a katana effectiv while using something like a shield ( my english skills aren't as good as needed to explain that more) while you can with a longsword .

  • Bunny God

    This video deserves a trophy for having the longest active comment section lol.

  • Gallus the GOD

    Your using the wrong LongswordThere are allot of Variables to the Longsword, here;Good for;SpeedCuttingThrustingHand protectionWeightLeverageRangePoint of balanceAND YOUR USING A LONGSWORD BUILT FOR SpeedNOT FOR Cutting

  • The Beast

    Glad to hear an American finally pronounce the word katana properly. I am Japanese and was born in Osaka and all I ever heard online was KA-TARNA from Americans, it’s very annoying for us, but finally it is correct. KAT-ANN-A. アメリカ人が正しいことを確認してください。

  • Faraz A

    Isn't he the Colonel from Full Metal Jacket?

  • Always Hungry

    FAKE INFORMATION:- The Japanese copied from the German Longsword - He swung the longsword completely false- Swing a katana against a longsword and the katana breaks

  • Ser Stormcrow

    The blade on the Longsword is dull, you can tell by the refection of the light on the edges of the sword. Confirmation bias at its finest.

  • Samuel Gerard

    Juste petit rapelle historique et pratique, l'épée longue occidentale peut percer un e armure, pas avec la lame mais avec la garde (miniature trouvable dans des manuscrit), dans la vidéo il essaie de percer l'armure avec la lame... WTF! !! De plus la lame peut être efficace face à une armure, simplement en étant manipulé à deux mains (une sur la garde et l'autre sur la lame) en visant les ouvertures de l'armure. Donc déjà niveau efficacité historique, ce sont des crétins! Et par ailleurs les katanas ne s'affranchissent pas de la règle de la lame qui ne perce pas l'armure! En vrai, un katana, comme n'importe quelle sabre ou épée, ne fera que ricochet sur l'acier trempé de 2 mm (épaisseur moyenne d'une armure de combat), et au pire des cas, le katana se tord ou se casse! Mais dans la vidéo , on voit le katana percer l'armure ... là faut arrêter de nous prendre pour des cons avec vos clichés et votre passion absolu pour une arme surestimée, je ne vois qu'une raison qui justifierait le fait que le katana peut percer l'armure :l'armure est sûrement pourrie (de 0,5 à 1 mm d'épaisseur). A oui aussi le coup de la glace, c'est normal que l'autre débile ne l'ai pas traversé avec sa longsword, il n'a pas forcé (et o n le voit très bien son mouvement est mou). Bref, ce documentaire est pourri alors ne prenez pas exemple sur ça. J'ai fais du combat et j'ai eu l'occasion de manier les deux armes, et bah je peux vous assurer que la meilleure lame est la long sword (niveau pratique et technique) et que le katana et très bof, seulement efficace face à des gars sans armure, le katana est peut être légée, mais tellement légée qu'elle se briserait au moindre impact avec une epée longue ou un casque de combat.

  • Ucin

    But these two swords were "destroyed" by Musket

  • Maria Jones

    Katana slysed thru the ice prety nice

  • TheReaper10123

    "nobody goes to war against ice cubes." unless you live in Westeros

  • 陈志远

    What u learned in this vid: Asians are better

  • Micah Klein

    "But nobody goes to war against ice cubes" ...well you clearly have not watched Game of Thrones there my friend

  • Lorenzo Angelo Co

    Junk quality katana > junk quality longswordGood quality katana >>> good quality longsword

  • Sperm Whale

    why did he compare to different cuts, one to the rib and a slash.

  • Eduardo Santiago Soliman

    Katana: Epic QualityLongsword: Uncommon Quality

  • GAMERX ROLEXX

    OMG man.... 84k comments lol! WTH🤔🤔

  • ShouldaHunta

    But can the katana cut through a Nokia

  • Bekon Face

    I would still choose a Longsword

  • 2bits

    Irineu você não sabe nem eu

  • alireza bhmanabadi

    What about shamshir and the persian swords?

  • Josh Lyman

    this kind of shows (and that backwards narrator) are why ppl make fun out of the US

  • Freddie Collier

    The armour test is stupid proper 1600s plate armour used in Europe ( which is what is shown here) was so strong that people probably wouldn't't have tried to go through it and if it is true armour neither sword would have penetrated it

  • Yukino kazama

    I'll go with the katana

  • TNT

    Why did this poped up in my recommendation? I was watching korean drama clips

  • Staccet

    This video is not to be taken as a fact because1. Incorrect cutting technique.2. Using a dull longsword of unknown origin.3. Those guys have no idea whatsoever how to use a sword.4. Why the hell are they bashing plate armor? 

  • david cater

    The long sword would win 9 out of ten times. Better metal Longer bladeMore durableMore versatilityAnd more likely the wielder would have had better armorI don’t see a katana being better than a long sword happening very often.

  • 5tonyvvvv

    Ok... But why didn't Japan take over Europe?????

  • Parthian Capitalist

    https://youtu.be/Z5tuklPjtAU

  • Boy Lesmono

    Whats with this lvl 1 longsword that you found at the beginning of RPG..

  • Little Miho

    Vs Armor: both swords did its job, armor absorbed some of the force of the hit, but still results with deadly consequences to the wearer.In regards to the weaponry, weapons are often made to counter the armor used. Japan didnt have plated armor, so the katana was sufficient.

  • Parthian Capitalist

    Armor doesn't exist!

  • TheLastCheezCurd

    Use a better long sword

  • kraigthorne

    It looks like the long sword was not sharpened,

  • Julian Dovahkiin

    But that longsword was made by the pigs Italians it's not the original longsword

  • That Boi Whom Lived in Thy East

    3:29 you forgot to mention that the hilt can be used for half-swording

  • Carlos Sanders

    No wonder the Hoshidians had the advantage against the Nohrians (Fire Emblem Fates)

  • Scotty K

    I am not European, but I would rather be a knight over a samurai.Strong armour, effective and vast arsenal of weapons, and if I ran away, or lost and survived a battle, I wouldn't have to commit Seppuku... lol

  • Chest Rockwell

    To demonstrate the power of the katana we brought a legendary decendant of a samurai warrior...oh wait our budget is pretty small so we dug up this old white guy😂😂

  • Abhi Pabla

    Now I know which one would work best in my ex

  • fishCutlet

    i think that long sword needs sharpening.

  • Matheus Henrique

    Prefiro a espada tradicional,mas a katana arrebenta d+

  • redspin2ify

    But is it hanzo hatori steel tho?

  • Mr Curious

    Katana or Long sword I prefer katana because it's lighter

  • Lorenzo Angelo Co

    So much salt on the longsword fans here.Katana > Longsword get over it

  • Exzerpt

    You know what’s funny they didn’t give f*** about sharpening the longsword

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